Over the years we have been fortunate to have numerous students and volunteers work with us to gain hands-on experience, learn about the juvenile justice system and assist us in our work. It is our goal that students and volunteers will perform specific job responsibilities that lead to practical work experiences related to the field of juvenile justice.
- Drug Court
- Skills Groups Facilitation
- Community Service
- Youth Supervision (Community Connections, Project Payback, GREEN Corps)
- Restorative Justice
- Dialogue Facilitation (through Partner Clackamas Resolution Services)
- Research and Evaluation
- Clerical Support
- All applicants will need to complete an application, an interview, reference checks, a criminal history check, and a driving history check.
- All applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of their experience.
- After being accepted for a student/volunteer position, a full time staff member will provide orientation regarding the Juvenile Department’s policies and procedures, training, supervision and evaluation.
- All student and volunteer positions are unpaid. It is expected that persons accepted into these positions will be reliable, dependable and will carry themselves professionally.
- All program participants will be expected to learn and follow the policies and procedures of the Juvenile Department.
- All students and volunteers are accepted on a case by case basis.
Students working towards their Associates, Bachelors and Masters Degrees are interviewed and the agency works to create a learning opportunity to meet their needs. As the various colleges and universities have different expectations of hours and duties we will attempt to meet the requirements with each student. Students with a strong interest in Juvenile Corrections, Social Service, Psychology, Sociology or other related areas are encouraged to apply.
For further detail on expectations and potential learning objectives we encourage you to read the following descriptions on our current volunteer and intern opportunities.
- Guidelines for JCC Intern
- Guidelines for Youth Tutor
- Important guidelines supporting Attendance Court
- Important guidelines for Community Connections
- Green Corps Fresh Start: Expectations for interns/volunteers
- Guidelines for Infiniworks
- Guidelines for MSW Intern
- Project Payback
If you are interested in such an opportunity, please contact us, and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator.
Upcoming volunteer training opportunities
The Clackamas County Juvenile Department will host Partner and Volunteer Trainings in coming months.
Juvenile Dept. & Restorative Justice
Thursday, June 2nd – Friday, June 3rd, 2016
(This training is a pre-requisite for all other CCJD trainings.)
Participants of this 2-day training will explore the philosophical and practical foundations of the Clackamas County Juvenile Dept.
Working with Youth in the Community
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
This training is offered to provide information and skill development to program partners, volunteers and interns who are interested in participating in our restorative community service.
Facilitating Cognitive Skills Groups
Thursday, July 7th, 2016
This training provides an opportunity for individuals to learn or increase their group facilitator skills through understanding the group performance curve, group dynamics and appropriate interventions to get the most out of the group process.
All sessions are held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
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